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Assistant Dean of Students
Primary Position Function/Summary:
Responsible for promoting a safe, respectful, and ethical university community by investigating and adjudicating student conduct cases, offering conflict resolution services, and assisting in the administration of the student conduct system.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Investigate, adjudicate, and/or otherwise resolve allegations of student misconduct, including allegations that could impact a student’s ability to remain enrolled at the university. Specifically: (55%)
    • Investigate alleged violations of the Student Code, including Title IX violations and other forms of identity-based harassment, that fall under the jurisdiction of the subcommittees of the Senate Committee on Student Discipline.
    • Directly resolve student and organizational conduct matters through formal adjudication or, when appropriate, informal processes.
    • Prepare students and other involved parties for participation in formal hearings.
    • Serve as an advisor for university hearing panels and appeal committees, as needed.
  • Perform the following administrative functions: (20%)
    • Serve in the Emergency Dean on-call rotation.
    • Supervise one full-time student conduct coordinator.
    • Educate students, faculty, and staff regarding services available through the Office for Student Conflict Resolution by presenting to university groups and departments and developing new outreach opportunities.
    • Teach the Office for Student Conflict Resolution’s ethics workshop for students who have been found responsible for violations of the Student Code.
    • Represent the Office for Student Conflict Resolution and/or Office of the Dean of Students on assigned committees and task forces.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Perform one of the following specialized functions: (15%)
    • Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) Liaison
      • Inform DIA when student-athletes have been formally charged with violations of the Student Code or found responsible for course-based academic integrity violations.
      • Provide periodic updates to DIA regarding the status of student-athlete cases.
      • Request evidence, background data, or other information from DIA as needed for investigations, resolutions, and threat assessments involving student athletes.
      • Serve as the primary Office for Student Conflict Resolution investigator for student-athlete cases that include allegations of Title IX Sexual Harassment, Prohibited Sexual Misconduct, or any violations that would be adjudicated by the subcommittees on student conduct.
    • University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) Liaison
      • Collect and process information from police records for use in formal and informal student conduct processes.
      • Request access to evidence for use in investigations, resolutions, and threat assessments.
      • Collect materials in response to subpoenas from law enforcement agencies and the State’s Attorney’s Office.
      • Serve as the primary point of contact in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution for law enforcement officers.
    • Registered Student Organization (RSO) Conduct Manager
      • Manage the unit’s response to allegations of RSO misconduct by meeting with reporting parties, assigning cases for investigation or informal resolution, and communicating with Student Org Development & Administration and other relevant university offices.
      • Monitor the completion of all RSO sanctions.
      • Serve as the primary point of contact in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution for RSO-affiliated national organizations.
      • Facilitate the petitioning process for organizations whose status as an RSO has been revoked and who are seeking to reestablish a formal connection to the university.
      • Recruit and train university employees to participate in team investigations of RSO misconduct allegations.
    • Provide conflict resolution services to students upon request. (10%)
Position: Assistant Dean of Students
Organization: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Location: Champaign,  IL 
United States
Salary: $60,000-$70,000
Posting Start Date: 6/22/2022
Date Posted: 6/22/2022
Requirements Position Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree or Juris Doctor degree.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in student affairs in a higher education setting.
  • At least one year of experience investigating complex student disciplinary matters in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated experience working with students in crisis situations.
  • Experience managing highly confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience investigating allegations of sexual assault and/or intimate partner violence.
  • Experience with conflict resolution, mediation, and/or restorative practices.
 Training, Licenses or Certifications:
  • Formal training as a civil rights investigator.
  • Formal training or certification in conflict resolution, mediation, and/or restorative practices.
 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Understanding of the role of student conduct in a public university setting, including knowledge of higher education case law and relevant federal laws.
This is a full-time 100% benefit eligible, academic professional appointment on a 12 month basis. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after 08/01/2022. For full consideration, create your profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by Tuesday, July 5th. Interviews may be conducted before this date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after 7/5/2022. For more information about this position, applicants may contact Justin Brown, Associate Dean of Students, at justbrow@illinois.edu.
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.
University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

Status: This listing expires on: 7/7/2022
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
610 East John Street

Champaign,  IL 61820
United States
(217) 333-3680
(217) 333-4084
Justin M. Brown